Lake County ADAMHS Board

Established by Ohio Statute, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board is responsible for evaluating, planning, funding, and monitoring services to help Lake County residents who are dealing with a mental illness and/or addiction.

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Compass Line


The ADAMHS Board’s Compass Line is designed to shorten the journey between seeking help and getting help. Calling the Compass Line will connect you with a trained triage specialist – someone who can help you sort through your feelings, evaluate your options, and get you connected quickly and firmly with the right local resources.

It’s free. It’s confidential. It’s a great place to start.


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Suicide Prevention Coalition

Community partners working to improve understanding, dispel myths, increase people’s ability to get help, and thus save lives. The Coalition also offers a support group for those left behind when a loved one dies from suicide.



Trauma Response

To access the Trauma Response team call Lake County’s Crisis Hotline at 440-953-8255. A team leader will contact you to learn more about the nature of the incident and to begin planning a response strategy.



Opiate Task Force

The Opiate Task Force is a group of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to reduce the tragic consequences that stem from the use of heroin and other opiates in Lake County, Ohio.